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May 23, 2024

Job Seekers Get a Boost from the Fayetteville State University’s Career Services Office

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The Career Services office at Fayetteville State University is dedicated to preparing our diverse student and alumni population for a range of valuable career development programs and services. Through collaborative partnerships, curated resources, and professional one-on-one support, the FSU Career Services team helps to ensure students not only fill their degree requirements, but that they are also ready to enter the workforce equipped with life-long career competencies. 

Students at any point in their educational career can benefit from visiting the FSU Career Services office. The Career Services team can help students assess their interests, select a fulfilling major, and even assist with the development of a four-year plan to maximize career readiness through internship and other job placement opportunities.

For those who are ready to present themselves as candidates on the job market, the Career Services team can help them register and create a profile in our job seeking database, called Handshake

Becoming “career ready” also requires support with creating and refining a resume, figuring out how to dress for an interview, and formulating responses to interview questions. Students can even find help learning skills for networking, developing an elevator pitch for a prospective employer, setting professional appointments, and more types of individualized career assistance from our professional Career Counselors or Peer Career Coaches.

Career Counselors provide one-on-one guidance to students, helping them explore their interests, skills, values, and career goals. They assist students in identifying potential career paths, conducting self-assessments, and making informed decisions about their academic and career choices. Career services staff offer mock interviews and interview preparation workshops to help students hone their interviewing skills and build confidence. Students can also turn to career Counselors for tips on answering common interview questions, navigating behavioral interviews, leveraging connections, and networking at events such as career fairs. 

FSU’s Career Services team enjoys helping students build a framework to support them in achieving their near-term and long-term goals, including paid internships and other experiential learning opportunities to gain hands-on experience in their field of study. These opportunities allow students to explore career interests, build professional networks, and become “career-ready,” while helping to enhance the local economy.

FSU’s employer partners represent a broad range of industry sectors, with organizations such as Lenovo, Cape Fear Valley Health System, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Governor’s office, and a NASA-funded laboratory. 

After graduation, the career services team continues to support students by providing access to job listings, career coaching, and alumni networking opportunities. They help recent graduates transition into the workforce and navigate the early stages of their careers by assisting with graduate school applications, polishing resumes, and helping veterans transition into the civilian workforce

Overall, FSU’s Career Services office plays a vital role in equipping students with the skills, resources, and connections they need to successfully launch their careers and thrive in the job market. Look for our career coaches in our office, in our classrooms, and at tables around campus. We also meet with students virtually! Reach out to us and let us help you maximize every opportunity available to you as you embark upon your career!

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